Posts Tagged ‘Settlement’

Low Density Dwelling Unit with Methane Tanks in Carboniferous Period Setting

November 26, 2022

This oil portrait of a country house named by its owner “Judge Dee” is a bit sketchy in areas, but left so by the artist deliberately, as they wanted to free themself from the shackles that the demon of perfectionism imposes on so many struggling artists. Since the client in this case was fictitious and identical with the contractor, it was easy to reach mutual satisfaction and declare the painting an artistic, if not commercial, success. 

Note that this painting is the result of a process of emigration to the essentially free and unbound realms of Poe’s Nothingness, even though it assumes topicality by incorporating and putting forward climate-saving technology. It deals with the problems with climate unfriendly methane plaguing our wasteful society. Methane here takes the form of “clean”, renewable cooking gas produced by the bacterial decomposition of (fictitious) human waste, mixed with the stool of an assortment of hypothetical pets. This gas is not really “clean”, merely repurposed and relabeled, and great investments in absolutely airtight tanks are crucial to prevent that odourless gas from escaping into the atmosphere and further heat up this planet’s already antediluvian climate. Climate spies equipped with very expensive special cameras will regularly inspect these tanks, and record all escaping methane in beautiful false colour images and films. 

If cooking is not practiced and heating in general superfluous, there are further uses:

CH4 Uses (Methane)

  • It is used in automobiles, ovens and water heater as a fuel.
  • It is used in the generation of electricity.
  • It is used as rocket fuel in its refined liquid form.
  • It is used as an antifreeze ingredient in industries.
  • It is a common ingredient in fertilizer.
  • It is used to sanitize products.

Oil sketch and text © 2052 by Torsten Slama and the SHY Laboratory Group

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